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breaking news an r t word one hundred people are feared to have been killed in egypt most of them reportedly proboscis brotherhood demonstrators aura said to have been attacked by army supporters and targeted by snipers in cairo. the syrian national coalition agrees to take part in peace talks as the group meets with the u.n. security council for the first time. and u.s. authorities break a cyber a fraud scam worth hundreds of millions of dollars believed to be largest ever they are now seeking decades in prison for the hackers.
it is two pm in moscow you're watching our team with me marina joshua welcome to the program. it's been a deadly night in cairo but there are conflicting reports on the number of victims the muslim brotherhood claims that more than one hundred people were killed in clashes while the health ministry confirms only twenty nine deaths most of the casualties are apparently supporters of the ousted president morsy with some reports suggesting they were deliberately targeted by gunmen local media also claims that sounds were injured during what is believed to be the largest protest egypt has seen in two and a half years as in cairo for us. it was a very bloody night here in egypt as clashes erupted in many parts of the country and continue into saturday morning off to these nationwide going through protests both in support and against the else needed mohamed morsy what eyewitnesses is saying although we haven't completely reports that protested had a attempted to extend the sit in past the area that they had been staying in for
the last few weeks toward security breach at this point security forces then attempted to push them back with tear gas field hospital doctors are reporting people have died and there are a number of injured as well and what we're seeing now is apparently eyewitnesses saying that some people have been coming in with gunshot wounds although we can't confirm where they come by a voice nice as well as people having problems with take asked inhalation but it was very chaotic with the engine coming in every five minutes and ambulances people were on the back of motorcycles bringing the wounded into the city and now this is also happened in other parts of the country they were violent clashes in the coastal city of alexandria between rival protest groups when supporters and opponents of the ousted leader met in the main running point also even people dead this is being very very bloody civilian on civilian crashes we have of course seen massive amounts of tanks here and the military joining the police in attacking
people saying or attacking these citizens of course this comes after the announcement on friday that mohamed morsi would be kept in detention following investigations into charges that he's been conspiring against the country with the palestinian organization hamas in addition to possibly being responsible for the deaths of the prison guards and offices when he broke out of prison during the eighteen the uprising in two thousand and eleven so this is a very serious serious allegation against the former president it could see him jail time this of has of course if you. the fiat by his opponents is of course islam is the ms the brotherhood who is saying this is a very much a politically driven charge and that this is part of why the crackdown against the group by the minute tree no side is backing down many people are dying the violence is continuing leading many to feed that this will only get worse well earlier we
talked to dr mohamad abilities director of the salaam islamic center in california who is familiar with the situation on the ground in egypt he told us there are strong indications that the army has cracked down on the muslim brotherhood might lead to the radicalization of its young members. the military is now doing what it does best going after the supporters of the legitimate president i'm getting reports of very close friends childhood friends or physicians volunteering in the field hospital telling me that they are counting over one hundred victims and their shift alone over the past eight hours most of them were actually shot in the head and this is basically home innocent of the of the nasir era and the crackdown on the muslim brotherhood that took place in the one nine hundred fifty s. what we be sickly see a repetition of that same scenario where the military of egypt cracking down on the on an islamist group we may or may not agree with their policy these but they have renounced violence a long time ago they put him in
a prison to torture the members of the shooting and a group of those members will eventually break off of the muslim brotherhood and adopt a more violent perspectives and this is exactly what happened in the sixty's seventy's and eighty's and those developments basically to the creation of the international phenomenon of terrorism that we still suffer the ramifications of until the present day with twenty extremely concerns me right now is those young members of the brotherhood seeing the same exact thing feeling that democracy can never bring them to power that their voices will never be heard that they will eventually resort to violence and then when we have waves and waves of violence of this is not going to be good for anybody well of course we'll keep you updated on the situation in egypt here on air and online on our website or to dot com both have been keeping track of the turmoil since president morsy was deposed deposed and there you'll find a timeline as well as the latest pictures videos opinion and analysis.
now on to syria the syrian national coalition met with the u.n. security council and agreed to participate in a geneva peace conference but as artie's marina portnoy reports a number of a precondition is still have to be met before any meeting can take place. delegation representing the syrian opposition that is visiting new york promised to attend the geneva two meeting it seems as though the delegation that has
a lot of. before it will actually arrive at this geneva two meeting it seems as though they want to make sure that syrian president bashar assad has no authority following the geneva two meeting and another precondition possibly that we could that was spoken about by the by the french envoy was the fact that once the transitional government is established that that transitional government would have full authority over the security of the military in syria as russian ambassador to the u.n. really underscored here is that all this talk of prevent the geneva two meeting from actually moving forward and taking place understand that having various gone tax with the national committee with the supreme council of the kurds of syria but there is. an understanding has not yet been achieved among them to be jointly
represented to be presented to. the syrian opposition would like to receive the weapons in arms in military aid that the obama administration recently promised to provide to the rebels fighting against syrian president bashar al assad many ask why would washington be shipping more weapons and. getting the civil war because now we feel we're in a problem here there's france's envoy to the u.n. i just spoke to the media and said that the vast majority of you would member states already recognize mr jardine as the sole representative of the syrian people legally i don't know how that they're happier within the u.n. they're there can't be official recognition of someone that is not a head of state or without it being processed within the united nations also with some experts are questioning is the overall legitimacy of the syrian national coalition critics say the group has no power and lots and recognition inside of syria. now eugene harry an activist was at the end as the syrian
rebels are willing to negotiate only when they have the upper hand the united states and the united kingdom france other western nations have really made clear that they will only accept the fall of the side and despite the fact that they continually try to say that they're for peace negotiations it seems at every turn whether it's sending arms to the rebels whether it's sending them quote unquote non-lethal aid money in general supporting the gulf countries that are also supporting them that really all of the talk about peace is disingenuous and unlike russia and other countries they seem very. determined to push forward the syrian rebels as the new leadership of the country regardless of the situation on the ground when the russian the united states where originally trying to promote the geneva two conference we saw that the syrian rebels essentially said that they had no intention of negotiating until the situation on the ground changed that is until they gain the military upper hand so from their perspective they seem only willing to negotiate if the military situation allows them to have the upper hand in
negotiations but if they seem to be losing the war if it seems that support for them inside of the country is dropping all of a sudden they have no desire to negotiate and they only want to continue to push war which is the subtext of this entire meeting where on the sidelines they have been pushing for more and more military aid from the united states and for it to come significantly quicker. chris latina who is an analyst for a public opinion and political strategy web page believes that u.s. involvement in syria could potentially create another iraq. there are so many factions that have so much influence with this coalition and even the assad government has brought in others outsiders if you will to sort of prop up their government that there doesn't seem to be any particular group that can claim to be in charge or one side or the other the whole situation is become balkanize the last thing people in america want is to get into another situation our rock which is very confusing we never really pick the side. to be on that seemed to be the right
side and ten years after our invasion. there doesn't seem to be any kind of coalition no around a governing body that all iraqis can agree on as far as most americans are concerned this is just another big mess. well so how far here in our t. washington sat is moving towards closing guantanamo bay for as and by sending two inmates back till geria but as we hear later in the program their future in the country may not work out for the better us. we report on how some people in venezuela are returning to so-called self-defense groups well the danger of staggering street crime as a police proved to be powerless. i
back you're watching our u.s. prosecutors have charged a group of hackers with stealing more than three hundred million dollars and what's been dubbed america's largest cyber fraud case the senate gets could now face decades behind bars our xandra blake has a story. we had five guys four russian nationals and one ukrainian man who over the course of around seven years were able to penetrate a number of the networks of leading financial institutions banks all sorts of systems where very important information was being stored over the course for several years those men broke into the databases allegedly took a sensitive information and in the end the u.s.
prosecutors now say that those five men were able to compromise roughly one hundred sixty million credit cards causing upwards of three hundred million dollars of damage they were able to elude authorities for around seven or eight years now but actually masterminding this operation itself took a lot of very careful planning now of the five men that are believed involved in this each one kind of had a separate little niche that they would specialize in for instance were experts when it came to penetrating computer networks others would go into these networks after they were compromised in mind for data even more would build up very very sophisticated internet networks to be able to communicate anonymously so by having different specialists in different sectors they were all able to to put the pieces together and cause millions of dollars hundreds of millions of dollars worth of damage and affect people around the globe two of them were arrested one of them has since been extradited from the netherlands the other one is awaiting extradition and three of them are at large so once they are brought to the u.s.
and tried to see could be looking at likely decades in prison. that was unsealed thursday this week it all stems from a previous investigation that began a few years ago and did with the conviction of an american computer hacker who is currently serving several decades behind prison for a similar crime. and while washington is trying to secure cyberspace from a legal axis its appetite for private data seems to be gaining momentum where the securities and exchange commission lining up to monitor people's private e-mails without a warrant more details on our website. and you may think these people will be ready to file a complaint for being pepper sprayed but that's not exactly how it plays out it's the police officer who is now demanding compensation learn why online.
now two guantanamo bay detainees could soon be repatriated from the prison facility in cuba to their home country algeria the white house says the move is a part of obama's plan to close a prison jury how successfully managed detainees in the past almost half the inmates of the prison are still being held behind bars the spy being cleared for release for alan singer from hofstra university in new york state believes the move is an attempt by the u.s. to break the hunger strike at the detention center. in many ways due to act of desperation the hunger strike has embarrassed the united states all over the world so they're trying to break dawn destroyed by pushing out a couple of the people but these are people that are being detained without any
legal justification one of the things i find so curious is that trying to get out curious to take two of the people algeria is not well noted for the due process of its courts countries with stablish legal proceedings do not want to touch this just saying to the states and is saying to all by love you made this mess you're stuck with it i am an expert on the jury in prison system but i had to go to jail i think i'd much rather go to sweden or denmark the conditions in general in algeria are very very harsh i mean i think they're looking to send people to a. are in this fate i don't see this is any kind of due process of any kind of outcome i just think they're trying to get out of something they created and president putin has visited caves main cathedral to mark the arrival of the st andrews cross a symbolic rally that united the nations of ancient russia and he's also said to
hold talks with ukraine's leader a victory on a cottage i do looks at the historical twists and turns between moscow and kiev. well it's really the center of one of the most religious festivities you have seen in the last several years that hundreds of thousands of people have flocked. taking part places because one thousand and twenty five years ago it was here and it was adopted as official religion. and then spread its way across the country and there have been several conflicts that russia and ukraine have participated in over the past several decades the orange revolution which increasingly saw ukraine pushing. away from russian towards europe ukraine is just and destroying. reasons to say that everything would ukrainians. living in russia and the country. moving in the opposite direction. because.
of course there are people in ukraine who a look who are looking west they're looking at europe and they're thinking. it's in the european union. their attention and their priorities. at the same time of course russia and ukraine share a lot of cultural historic and of course. a lot of critics. should. basically diluting its national identity. and to some other news from around the world now starting with brazil where violent rallies have broken out in the city of some power police used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse over three hundred protesters as they ransacked banks and torched a vehicle belonging to a local television company the rally comes amid demonstrations in rio de janeiro were people voice their discontent over corruption and protests follow last month
unrest went thousands took to the streets in anger at a crippled social system and rising transport fees. the fate of whistleblower bradley manning is about to be decided as he seven weeks long trial comes to the end a military judge is due to rule on the charges after closing arguments were heard manning has already admitted to ten of the twenty two crimes he's accused of but not the most serious one aiding the enemy the former private faces life in prison for what is considered the largest ever leak of secret u.s. government documents. thousands have gathered for the state funeral of the assassinated tunisian opposition leader mohammed bring me he was gone down in front of his home by two unknown man with authorities blaming al qaida all linked extremists for the attacks triggered mass protests across the country with one protest were killed in overnight clashes. thousands of soldiers and dozens of
tanks and rocket launchers have paraded through pyongyang's main square to mark the sixtieth anniversary of the korean war the country's leader kim yon own witnessed the show from a podium as troops saluted him while passing by military parades are sometimes used to underline the military power of north korea with tension remaining high with its southern neighbor. but as well may be seen as a safe haven for us was a lower on the run average snowden for a manny of its citizens the country is far from safe with street crime and robberies reaching record highs and residents even forming armed selda fans groups to protect themselves are he says are cilia has a story. yellow. election campaign may be based on the lead this is legacy but if there's one the major issue with as well as a new president can be credited for bringing to the forefront it's the country's
lack of security you can be abducted even from your own home there's no safety in our country government figures show more than sixteen thousand people were killed and it is willing twenty twelve and increase to fourteen percent from the year before and a murder rate of fifty five point two per hundred thousand inhabitants one of the highest in the world making the high crime rate public enemy number one. their tack room and beats us my father was killed near his home four years ago. entered or collectives organizations that initially emerged as left as revolutionary groups driven by ideology determined to confront a society's ills today they're known either as protectors of the community or violent vigilante groups depending on whom you ask them we meet this is also known as now a senior member of the. there were. some time ago american imperialism that
infiltrated latin america in venezuela in particular cause massive spread of drugs across our territory we have to combat this disease that's when the movement of power or kiddie venti protests and narrow start we also start of the two part model urban groups that fight drug trafficking and violence we clean up the streets so to speak. now we're here and they are at the us and there are a lot of shanty towns here and it's very rural who go chavez and also pro but it's also home to a very strong leftist activism and people here tell me that they don't welcome the police they don't want to see it here because they say that the police here are corrupt instead they have groups armed groups called the collective us who maintain security in this area maybe going after drug traffickers but it's widely believed that at times they were also resort to lethal means some local say however that there's no alternative for now police corruption has been so rampant that in two
thousand and nine the government even admitted that twenty percent of crimes were committed by crooked cops but the. role is protector may be challenged as nicholas pushes his secure fatherland plan deploying some three thousand troops into the streets of caracas. they might help the government one day they might become allied with local mafias on the next day mr nikola the new president is out of the scene is certainly going to have much greater difficulty in bringing them under the sway. government policies and government orders he's definitely getting into very very difficult waters because if he sends at least forces trying to control them that will definitely create scenes of violence of those scenes of violence can turn very ugly and none of those in the hot seat having pledged to make tackling climate a personal priority a promise will be held to by a politically divided population united by
a desperate desire for peace of mind tesser syria r t caracas. well i'll be back with a news team in around thirty minutes time but stay with us for our financial show prime interest that's after the break. i've talked with you and many times about the absurd things going on all around us like kids being thrown out of school because they had a gun that shoots bubbles or various people getting punished for their tweets and facebook posts it's all really abstract it's hard to truly get angry over until you see the results or playing a stupid video game just carter sarcastically said to someone who called him crazy
oh yeah i'm real messed up in the head i'm going to go shoot a bunch of kids at school l.o.l. j k. and for this bit of sarcasm he spent quite some time awaiting trial in a texas prison not only that according to his father he was being attacked brutally on many occasions leading to both to pull concussions and black eyes and in the end he had to be thrown into solitary confinement for his own good you see this is the ugly reality of those who for the bad side of political correctness you know i don't talk about these stories just for fun the main thing i'd like to say is that it wasn't. some anonymous coward in canada turning him into the authorities for doing absolutely nothing this young man would not have to live with the memory and possible injuries from numerous assaults to the anonymous canadian who turned him in i sarcastically wish you a horrible fate but you probably get me arrested for it so just say that it's people like you who allow tyranny to exist but that's just my opinion.
good afternoon and welcome the prime interest parry and bring it on bob english and here's today's headlines it's been a week of scandal it looks like j.p. morgan will settle with the feds for allegedly manipulating energy markets and exiting the commodities market all together this comes after a threat of another federal probe then big beer goes after big banks for manipulating the price of aluminum used for an unknown halliburton pleads guilty to pulling an enron and destroying evidence related to the two thousand and ten b.p. gulf of mexico spill they will pay a fine of up to two hundred thousand dollars but just to put this in perspective that's roughly point zero three percent of their six hundred seventy nine million dollars reported annual revenue and anthony weiner's wife a human abdeen is in the news that senator chuck grassley is investigating her
activities while she worked for hillary clinton when she changed her name her official title and became a quote special in government employee and she was able to take on private clients and guess where she words none other than the firm founded by bill clinton and former british prime minister tony blair a firm called meal that will be involved would be were meant that we didn't mention that john corps iran was paying some the old fifty to one hundred thousand dollars a month and unfolding just prior to blowing up m.f. global audience and you connecting any related dots on this one by the way the muni market is under the microscope no that detroit is under bankruptcy court protection thanks to the earth zero interest rate policy by chairman bernanke going on five years no pension funds and hedge funds alike have been searching for higher yielding us it won't be in the best would probably need to be this bond such as. those issued by detroit and now the prices are falling as well as liquidity meaning
it's harder to find buyers for these increasingly distressed assets so it looks like our favorite casandra meredith whitney was just a couple of years too early. and here's what's new our prime interest. under current basel three proposals within the next five years banks will have to hold equity equal to three percent of assets this means that for every one dollar of capital a bank can basically loan or gamble on derivatives thirty three times that amount earlier i spoke with robin barry a former investment banker with crowd.